Allergies

Medicines Are The Biggest Culprit In Fatal Allergic Reactions

Whenever a case of deadly anaphylactic shock makes the news, it’s usually associated with something like a peanut or shellfish allergy. Contrary to popular belief, fatal food allergies are far less common than you may think. In fact, according to a recent study, most lethal allergic reactions — about 59 per cent — are down […]

Cetirizine – Whatever You Do, Don’t Take This Allergy Medication

You already know that over-the-counter drugs aren’t necessarily safe just because they’re easy to buy. But there is one popular over-the-counter drug you should never take… because once you do you may never be able to stop taking it — unless you are willing to brave some terrible withdrawal symptoms. The drug I’m talking about […]

Is A Bad Hay Fever Season On The Cards?

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen that causes the immune system to release inflammatory chemicals, in particular histamine, which is responsible for most of these symptoms. Tree pollen affects sufferers in the spring, with grass pollen taking over from May onwards.

This year, news reports are warning that Britain is facing a drought due to a lack of April showers and an unseasonably dry winter. So, the question for many allergy sufferers is: How will these dry conditions affect us?